As with the Borg Invasion described in Destiny by David Mack, the official Pocket novels following that pivotal trilogy did little to reveal the adventures of the crew of Deep Space Nine during the rise of the Federation's latest antagonist, the Typhon Pact. Rough Beasts of Empire by David R George III followed Sisko on USS Robinson, while A Singular Destiny by Keith RA DeCandido followed Dax on USS Aventine. But what about everyone else?
Hence another season of 22 episodes, taking storylines inspired by those and other books, and revealing for the first time the critically important actions taken by Kira, Ro, Bashir, Tenmei, Shar, Nog, Cenn, Evik, Candlewood and Matthias in this post-Borg Federation. How does a civilised society respond to such horrifically uncivilised events? And what if unscrupulous parties should try to take advantage of the Federation's wounded state?
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THE RECOVERY POSITION
As Shar is overwhelmed by grief, DS9 is overwhelmed with post-invasion refugees...
LIVE AND LET DIE
Sisko and Tenmei both struggle to face the deaths of their nearest and dearest...
Kira instantly makes her presence felt as the newest member of the Vedek Assembly...
Dax is assigned to solve a mystery that could result in the Federation falling apart...
ELVIS HAS RE-ENTERED THE BUILDING
Quark investigates impossible rumours that the former Grand Nagus Zek is still alive...
BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN
Sisko's fears drive him towards a difficult decision that could destroy his marriage...
Dax investigates deadly sabotage at a Capellan mine whose crew dislike Starfleet...
THE RIGHT TO DIE
Bashir and Tenmei clash over her father, while Matthias hears post-war horror stories...
Candlewood accompanies Hetik to Bajor to track down a friend from the orphanage...
THE TYPHON PACT
Dax uncovers the pattern behind recent strange events across the Alpha Quadrant...
Kira learns Raiq the Ascendant’s secret, while Nog receives an offer he cannot refuse...
GIRLS ON TOP
DS9's senior staff break into teams – women versus men – for a day of fun contests...
DOG EAT DOG
Pif’s puppies are becoming a handful, especially as they get involved with refugees...
Admiral Akaar visits the station, leading to a long-simmering confrontation with Ro...
A DEAL IS A DEAL IS A DEAL
Quark is invited to Earth to help the Ferengi negotiate a treaty with the Federation...
THE LITTLE PEOPLE
Evik becomes entangled in a refugee crisis between the Federation and Cardassia...
IT'S ALL TRUE
Dax probes suspicious actions by the Tzenkethi, but a crewmate has his own agenda...
ESPECIALLY THE LIES
As the Aventine rushes headlong into enemy territory, is one of Dax's crew a terrorist?
Sisko, Bashir and Shar face troubling questions at an Andorian fertility conference...
Bajor’s history with Cardassia complicates the Federation’s attempt to ally with them...
The Typhon Pact’s interference drives the Andorian political crisis to boiling point...
The crises on Bajor and Andor reach their climax, rocking the Federation to its core.